GUWAHATI, Dec 12 � The Gauhati High Court today extended the conditional interim bail period of DHD (J) chairperson Jewel Garlosa and outfit's self-styled commander-in-chief Niranjan Hojai by two months.
The court, in response to the bail extension plea submitted by advocate Bijon Mahajan last week on behalf of the accused, allowed extension of the bail period keeping in view the developments taking place in the peace process.
The four-month bail period of Garlosa and Hojai � both accused in the National Investigation Agency case number 1/2009 and 2/2009 relating to fund diversion towards militant activities and abetting waging of war against the Government � expired today.
The cases were registered under Sec 120(B)/121/121(A) of the IPC read with Sec 16/17/18/19/20 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and Sec 25(1) (d) of the Arms Act.
The next date of the hearing has been fixed on February 28.
NIA as well as the Assam Government, it may be mentioned, had earlier submitted before the court that that they had no objection if the duo was granted interim bail.
Garlosa was arrested from Bangalore on June 3, 2009, while Niranjan Hojai was nabbed on the Bihar-Nepal border on July 1, 2010.